Sojourn So"journ, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sojourned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sojourning}.] [OE. sojornen, sojournen, OF. sojorner, sejorner, F. s['e]journer, fr. L. sub under, about + diurnus belonging to the day. See {Journal}, {Diurnal}.] To dwell for a time; to dwell or live in a place as a temporary resident or as a stranger, not considering the place as a permanent habitation; to delay; to tarry. [1913 Webster]

Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there. --Gen. xii. 30. [1913 Webster]

Home he goeth, he might not longer sojourn. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

The soldiers first assembled at Newcastle, and there sojourned three days. --Hayward. [1913 Webster]

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